vocabular lesson 5

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Basis

pedestal, base

bas-relief

sculpture whose ornament or figures are somewhat raised above the background

pendo, pendere, pependi

to cause to hang down, to weigh

debase

to degrade

clivus

slope

declivity

a downward slope

procllivity

a natural inclination or tendency

levis

light(in weight)

leaven

fermented dough or a lightening or enlivening influence

legerdemain

sleight of hand; magic tricks

leverage

the action of a lever that raises or lifts

leviate

to rise or float or cause to rise

levity

lightness in speech or behaviour, lack of seriousness

penchant

a strong inclination or liking

ponderous

extremely heavy; awkward; dull

imponderable

unable to be assessed or measured precisely

preponderant

superior in number, force, power or importance.

scala

steps, stairs, ladder

scando, scandere, scansum

to climb

echelon

a step like formation of troops, ships or aircraft; a level of command or authority

transcendent

going beyond the limits of the ordinary experience

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